Don’t put security package on parliament agenda again, opposition leader warns
AA PhotoA controversial domestic security package draft code, the debate over which has been delayed at parliament twice by the government, should not be brought to the parliament agenda again, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli has said.
“The package, which is against the constitution and abuses the principles of a state of law, will no doubt institute a police state and harm the security of life and property,” Bahçeli said during his address to the MHP’s parliamentary group.
The draft bill should not be brought to parliament again, the MHP leader said, claiming that the ruling party aimed to build a “state of fear … muting the voice of opposition and suppressing democratic reactions.”
Parliamentary discussions on the highly controversial package, which has been criticized by all opposition parties represented at parliament, have been postponed to next week, after previously being postponed from last week.